CityFibre will add Milton Keynes to its ever-expanding fibre broadband network in the UK, putting 160km of cables into the city.
The services will be made available to businesses, schools and colleges to offer speeds as high as 1Gbps via third-party providers working alongside CityFibre.
Database for Business (DBfB) is the first business provider to partner with the firm in Milton Keynes, while education connections will be available via Exa Networks.
The rollout is described as vital to the smart city work taking place in Milton Keynes, which will not be held back by slow network connections.
Greg Mesch, CEO of CityFibre, explained that the services will offer huge benefits for everyone in the city.
“We’re thrilled to announce Milton Keynes as our next Gigabit City. Despite leading the way in smart city thinking, this city is yet another example of those still strangled by poor digital connectivity,” he said.
“Our pure fibre network will catapult Milton Keynes to be alongside some of the best connected cities in the world.”
Brian Kingston, managing director of DBfB, claimed that the CityFibre network will make a huge difference to businesses and individuals.
“It’s undebatable that having consistently fast access to the internet is crucial in driving productivity and the bottom line," he said.
"Connecting to a pure fibre network will make it easy to harness business access solutions like VoIP and cloud services that may otherwise be unavailable, and DBfB looks forward to helping companies reap the benefits.”
The move is the latest push by CityFibre to increase the company's fibre footprint around the UK, having recently announced plans to expand into Southend and a partnership with Gigaclear to help its network reach more rural locations and users.
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